If Arsenal and Arsene Wenger still want Yohan Cabaye next month, then they will have to fork out around
£22M for the Newcastle midfield star, and since they bid only about half of that for the player in the summer, we’d be very surprised if Arsenal think that would be a good deal for them next month.
Yohan Cabaye – in great form for Newcastle this season
That’s the recent report in the Mail, as there is growing speculation that Arsenal may come back in for the French International, who has been in excellent form for Newcastle this season.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley may have lots of faults for some disgruntled Newcastle fans, but one of them is not giving his top players away cheaply, and the strategy remains to ask top dollar for Newcastle’s top players who the club do not want to lose.
We didn’t want to lose Andy Carroll almost three years ago, but Liverpool were daft enough to pay out £35M in cool cash for him and Ashley took the money back in January, 2011.
And since then Andy hasn’t been half the player he was at Newcastle, and he still has to play for West Ham this season because of another chronic injury, after signing on for them for £17M from Liverpool in the summer.
Arsenal visit Newcastle on Sunday, and they are well stocked with central midfield players like Mikel Arteta, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini and we’d be surprised if they came back in for Yohan Cabaye next month.
Newcastle are only 6 points behind Arsenal in the league table at the moment after winning six of our last eight games and drawing another.
And two successive home wins against Stoke City today and then second placed Arsenal on Sunday, could see Newcastle flying even higher, and the very last thing Mike Ashley will want to do is lose one of our very best players in January.
What do you think?
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